We frequently have clients, or should I say, potential clients, ask, why should they book with The Luxury Travel Agency? Why not book directly through the hotels’ website, or through an OTA (On-Line Travel Agency) such as Booking.com, Expedia or any one of the other hundred sites.
There are many reasons to work with a professional, luxury travel advisor and we will discuss the benefits of booking just a hotel or resort below. In another article, we’ll talk more about working with The Luxury Travel Agency to plan a complete luxury holiday.
Even though we are based in Toronto, with the internet and communication tools such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, we can book luxury hotels and resorts for clients from around the world. We have clients based in the USA, Brazil, Hong Kong, Russia, Dubai, London, The Netherlands, Germany, France and more!
The answer is really pretty simple! When you book one of our Partner Hotels, and there are over 2,000 of them, we do more than get you the most competitive pricing. The vast majority of the time, the price we offer, is the same as the “other guys”, but we offer you so much more… breakfast, hotel or spa or food and beverage credit, free Wi-Fi, room upgrades and the most important thing, VIP Status…. YOU benefit from OUR relationships!
The example I like to give is if you were to book an entry-level room at a Mandarin Oriental Hotel or a Peninsula Hotel, it will cost you $400-500/night, regardless of where you book. In most cases, that gives you the room, nothing else.
When you book that exact same room with The Luxury Travel Agency, you typically get over $200 of added value… at the same price!
Figure breakfast for two is easily $60-80, Wi-Fi is another $20, a nice Welcome Amenity, add another $30; plus a $100 Food and Beverage, Spa or Hotel Credit, you are already at over $200 of added value. And if we get you a room upgrade or a free night, the added value begins to soar!
Need an early check-in or a late check-out? Let us know and we’ll do our best to make it happen.
And, we didn’t even talk about the VIP status! Who do you think they give the best rooms to? Yes, you are correct, their Preferred Partners. The worse rooms? They go to the clients that book on Booking.com, Expedia or any other myriad of on-line sites.
Benefits vary by hotel or resort, but the above is quite typical.
Nothing! The Luxury Travel Agency simply works hard to develop strong relationships with the best hotels around the world. Our team spends more than four months on the road cultivating these relationships so that we can offer our clients the very best service and the most value for their money.
So, what is the difference between booking through The Luxury Travel Agency and an OTA? A LOT!
Contact us today and experience the difference for yourself!